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  • Fort Donelson National Battlefield

    Earn a Fort Donelson Junior Ranger Badge

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Stewart County Visitor Center, Dover, TN
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 22, 2018

    A rooster is your mascot? Earn a Junior Ranger badge as you learn about one of the more unusual unit mascots of the Civil War--Jake the Rooster, of the Third Tennessee Infantry.

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  • Fort Donelson National Battlefield

    "In the Trenches - The Rifle Pits at Fort Donelson"

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Graves Battery, tour stop 7
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, July 26, 2018

    Gain a better understanding of the design and importance of the Confederate defenses of Fort Donelson. 

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  • Fort Donelson National Battlefield

    "Battlefield Caravan Tour"

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: 117 Visitor Center Drive, Dover, TN
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, July 27, 2018

    Every Friday Weekly from 07/20/2018 to 08/24/2018

    Follow along on a caravan tour to key parts of the battlefield of Fort Donelson and across the community of Dover.

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  • Fort Donelson National Battlefield

    "How Can I Help?"

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Dover Hotel, Tour Stop # 10 (101 Petty St., Dover, TN)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    Join park interpreters, dressed in clothing of the mid-19th century, as they share how women on the home-front took an active role in providing support to the war effort, as their husbands and sons were off to war.

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    • Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Fort Donelson Visitor Center area (120 Fort Donelson Rd., Dover, TN
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    Interact with Civil War infantry soldiers at an infantry encampment, and learn about camp life, uniforms, and equipment of the Civil War.

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  • Fort Donelson National Battlefield

    National Cemetery Talks

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: 174 National Cemetery Dr. Dover, TN 37058
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    Every Saturday Weekly from 07/21/2018 to 08/25/2018

    Interpreter led program

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  • Fort Donelson National Battlefield

    Traveling Along an Occupied River

    • Time: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Dover Hotel, Tour Stop #10, (101 Petty Street, Dover, TN
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    Learn of a women who traveled on the Cumberland River in 1863. Women alone, or with families, faced many challenges when travel was restricted in Union-occupied territory. 

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  • Fort Donelson National Battlefield

    Why Build a Fort Here?

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Location: Tour Stop 2
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 29, 2018

    Come learn why the site of Fort Donelson was selected as the stategic strong-point for protection of the Cumberland River, and of events that occurred there over its history.

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  • Fort Donelson National Battlefield

    Cannon Drill 101

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Fort Donelson Visitor Center (120 Fort Donelson Rd., Dover, TN)
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, July 30, 2018

    Become part of a cannon crew, experiencing hands-on the equipment, procedures, and role required for each crew member. There will not be actual firing of this piece.

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  • Fort Donelson National Battlefield

    Civil War Women-Jr. Rangers

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    • Location: Dover Hotel tour stop #10
    • Fees: free
    Friday, August 3, 2018

    Learn about the women who came to Fort Donelson during the Civil War

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  • Fort Donelson National Battlefield

    Junior Ranger "History Hike"

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: Fort Heiman pavilion
    • Fees: free
    Saturday, August 4, 2018

    Hike along the earthworks on the Tennessee River

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All are welcome to be part of a new exciting opportunity in Dover...the Fort Donelson Civil War Roundtable. Each month a guest speaker will explore fascinating topics and personalities. You can learn more here.

 

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Mailing Address:

174 National Cemetery Drive
PO Box 434

Dover, TN 37058

Phone:

931-232-5706 x0

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